Dorothy Taylor
Dorothy Taylor is a NIOSH trainee and Ph.D. student at the University of Utah where she is focusing on elderly patient room safety. The focal point of her research is the sit-to-stand-and-walk movement performed by the elderly patient during bed egress. By developing an innovative technique to identify points of fall initiation, Dorothy has identified key factors that significantly influence both patient and caregiver safety. The results of her research in elderly patient fall prevention continue to be published and have been presented across the nation to a variety of audiences, including healthcare workers, physical therapists, safety professionals, and hospital architects. Dorothy is passionate about sharing her data-driven insights to help keep both patient and caregiver safe by improving the patient room environment.